Edward L. Kainen

Top rated Family Law attorney in Las Vegas, Nevada

Kainen Law Group, PLLC
Edward L. Kainen
Kainen Law Group, PLLC

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Nevada since: 1993

Education: Washburn University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2024

Kainen Law Group, PLLC

3303 Novat Street
Suite 200
Las Vegas, NV 89129 Visit website


The managing partner and senior attorney at the Kainen Law Group in Las Vegas, Nevada, Edward L. Kainen strives to make high-quality representation accessible to individuals facing complex family law issues. A steadfast attorney backed by 35-plus years of experience, he provides carefully crafted solutions for family law matters that involve high net worth and hidden assets.

Mr. Kainen is a family law board-certified specialist by the State Bar of Nevada and a certified specialist in family trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Being attentive and responsive to his clients, he treats them with respect and integrity, taking into account their specific personal needs throughout the process. He ensures his clients are well-prepared to handle the court proceedings confidently. 

A 1985 graduate of the University of South Florida, Mr. Kainen obtained his Juris Doctor degree in 1988 from the Washburn University School of Law. Early in his career, he prosecuted felonies and environmental crimes as an assistant state attorney and headed investigations while serving as a senior trial attorney advising state and federal agencies. He is a licensed legal practitioner allowed to represent his clients in Nevada, Kansas and Florida state and federal courts.

A highly involved member of legal organizations that associate him with peers, Mr. Kainen has held key positions in several organizations, including the State Bar of Nevada’s Family Law Section, the American Bar Association’s Family Law Section Continuing Legal Education program and the Nevada Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers as well as the being a Fellow and being on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Matrimonial attorneys and being a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers. Over the years, he has taught continuing legal education seminars throughout the U.S. and abroad, covering a wide range of interesting legal topics.

In honor of his contributions to the legal and local community, Mr. Kainen has earned AV Preeminent* rating through Martindale-Hubbell as well as many other accolades and endorsements, including:

  • Avvo’s “Superb” rating 
  • The Best Lawyers in America’s recognition every year since 2009
  • The Las Vegas Life Magazine’s listing among the Top 25 lawyers in the State of Nevada in 2007
  • The Vegas Inc.’s The Best of the Best in Southern Nevada in 2012
  • The Best Lawyers in America’s Lawyer of the Year (Family Law) honor
  • 2002 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year award for his involvement in the Clark County Pro Bono Project
  • 25 years as an AV rated attorney.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas


  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1988, Kansas

Professional Webpage: https://www.kainenlawgroup.com/attorneys/edward-kainen/

Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Has been Published in the Nevada Family Law Report, Nevada Lawyer, Clark County Bar Journal
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • District Court in Las Vegas, Family Division, Law clerk, 1994 - 95
  • Nevada American Inns of Court, Master
  • Law Practice Management Committee - Past Chair, Membership and Marketing Committee - Co-Chair
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow & Board of Governors
  • Family Law Section, Chair, 2003 - 2005
  • Mitrani, Rynor & Gallegos, of Miami, Florida, Of Counsel, 1988 - 89
  • Supreme Court Bench Bar Committee, appointed by the Nevada Supreme Court, 2005 - 2008 and 2011 - present
  • Family Law Section of the American Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Co-Chair
  • Nevada Board of Certified Family Law Specialists, First Chair
  • Florida, 1989
  • American Bar Association's Family Law Section, Member of the Council
  • Ecker & Kainen, Chartered, Member
  • Family Court Bench Bar Committee: 1997 - 2005, Chair: 1999 - 2003
  • Kansas, 1988
  • Nevada, 1993
  • Family Law Sections Executive Council, Elected Member, 1997 - 2006
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Boards of the Children, Volunteer
  • Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year, 2002
  • Clark County Self Help Center, Advisory Board, 2000 - 2010
  • Washburn School of Law, Family Law Center
  • Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, 2002
  • Named one of the "Top 25" lawyers in the State of Nevada, Las Vegas Life Magazine
  • Named as the "Best Family Law Attorney" in Las Vegas for 2013
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • One of the Top 75 lawyers in the Mountain State Region
  • Named "Nevada Super Lawyer" since 2007
  • Named to "Best Lawyers in America"
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Lectures frequently in Nevada and throughout the Country, Continuing Legal Education programs
  • Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Technology - Dividing Digital Assets, Lecturer, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Technology - Dividing Digital Assets, National Divorce Conference, Divorce And Financial Experts, 2019
  • Co-author and Co-presented, Nuts & Bolts of Family Law, Continuing Legal Education program since 1997
  • Author, Manual for Family Court Law Clerks, still in use in the Family Court
Educational Background:
  • University of South Florida, 1985
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Nationally Board Certified in Family Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2016
  • Nevada Certified Attorney Arbitrator
  • Nevada Board Certified Specialist in Family Law
Industry Groups:
  • Board Certified Family Law Specialist; Former - Nevada Board Of Certified Family Law Specialist; Na

Office location for Edward L. Kainen

3303 Novat Street
Suite 200
Las Vegas, NV 89129

Phone: 702-702-1604

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